I shoot about 40 weddings per year. (2500-3000 images per week). I am currently working off a 2 x2.66 Dual Core MacPro with 11GB of memory. I use Aperture and a bit of Final Cut Pro. I need the MacPro for storage issues related to iTunes and photo libraries so I have ruled out an iMac. My question is, when will I cross the "overkill" line. I don't spend my days doing intensive 3D render outputs of math computations so I know a 12 core is "too much". Should I grab a 2009 Quad core 2.66 Refurb or just spend the extra on the new baseline MacPro. I could probably swing the cash on the 8-core (3499) but am wondering at what point I'm just waiting cycles. The other factor I see is the new machines have the 1Gig video card and the 09's have the 512 card. Finally, other than "boot time" would I see much benefit in workflow by having an SSD drive as my start up disk. My Aperture library would still have to be on another SATA drive due to size. Any advice.